Amongst all the latest trade rumors, Sam Amick from Fanhouse indicates that the Nuggets still have hope that Melo will sign the extension.
I found the below portion interesting and seems like new information.
Some of Denver's positive thinking is also tied to the progress Ujiri is believed to have made with Anthony and his wife, LaLa, away from the floor. According to the source, Ujiri has spent the sort of off-court time with Anthony and LaLa that he wasn't able to during the summer when Anthony kept the organization at an arm's distance. While only Anthony truly knows whether the many moves and maneuverings will impact his decision, the Nuggets believe the calming of these waters coupled with the omnipresent allure of securing his finances now rather than later after an almost-certain lockout could inspire him to stay on board this once-sinking ship.